Thursday, August 31, 2017

Watch Disneyland After Dark in HD (1962)

By Keith Mahne

When this show first aired on April 15, 1962, it had been awhile since Walt Disney had taken his viewers to Disneyland. Even so, he knew there had to be something special to warrant an entire hour in the Park. Walt and his television team came up with a double barreled idea — show off Disneyland at night and invite celebrity guest stars to entertain. Thus, Disneyland After Dark was born and the result was absolutely magical. Let's travel back to 1962 and meet up with Walt as we watch Disneyland After Dark in spectacular High Definition quality...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

20 Iconic Images Taken By A Former Disneyland Photographer

By Keith Mahne

How would you like to be known as the person who shot more pictures of Disneyland than anyone? That's the title held by former Disneyland photographer Renie Bardeau. As someone who started at Disneyland back in the summer of 1959, there is no doubt about it that Renie has seen and, thankfully, captured some pretty iconic images of Walt's Magic Kingdom over the years. In fact, Renie is responsible for taking perhaps the most famous image of Walt Disney ever captured on film — the iconic photo called “Footsteps” which features Walt strolling in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Learn the story behind this historic image of Walt as we take a look at 20 iconic photos taken by a former Disneyland photographer in today's new article...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Watch Disneyland's 10th Anniversary Show in HD (1965)

By Keith Mahne

1965 marked the 10th anniversary of Disneyland, and to celebrate the occasion, Walt gave TV viewers a sneak peek into the upcoming Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean attractions and other new plans for his park on this beloved 10th anniversary show as part of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. Join us in today's new article as we travel back to 1965 and join Walt, Disneyland Ambassador Julie Reihm, and his Imagineers as we watch Disneyland's 10th Anniversary Show in spectacular HD quality...

Walt Disney Explains His Knowledge of Art

By Keith Mahne

One of the most valuable artifacts of Walt Disney that remains today is his voice. At the Walt Disney Family Museum, Walt himself is the narrator, taking you through his life in his own words. In this spirit, let's take a listen to the insights Walt had on his knowledge of art and his feelings about art galleries, as relayed to journalist Pete Martin in an interview from 1956 in today's new article...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Walt's Mountains: Part I - The Matterhorn

By Jim Denney

Walt Disney fell in love with the real Matterhorn in Switzerland while filming the 1959 live-action film Third Man on the Mountain. Back at Disneyland Park, Walt decided to cover a forested 20-foot-high mound named Holiday Hill with artificial snow, add a toboggan run and rename it Snow Hill. However, Walt always dreamed big, and his "hill" grew into a 147-foot-tall "mountain." Join us today as we embark on the first in a series of articles on Walt's Mountains by Jim Denney, author of Walt’s Disneyland, and learn the incredible history of how the Matterhorn came to call Disneyland home...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Great Movie Ride Cast Member Parodies

By Keith Mahne

The Great Movie Ride is closing its doors forever to make way for a new attraction today. There is no doubt that you have seen countless tributes across the Disney fan community the last few days but we have something that is pretty special to send off this beloved attraction that you probably never seen before. It involves something that made The Great Movie Ride so special all these years, the cast members. Join us today as we pay tribute to the closing of this iconic Disney attraction with these hilarious cast member parodies filmed behind the scenes of The Great Movie Ride over the years in today's new article...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review of Magic Kingdom's 'Happily Ever After' Firework Show

By Rebekah Coley

Before the new Magic Kingdom fireworks show, Happily Ever After, made its debut this May, many wondered if it would live up to its predecessor. Check out today’s new article by contributing writer Rebekah Coley to hear her thoughts on this new nighttime extravaganza...